Iran unveils new weapons, including drones
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||24 August 2014|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Iran unveils new weapons, including drones, 24 August 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/54003f635.html [accessed 24 August 2016]|
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August 24, 2014
Iran's official news agency says the country has produced a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones.
The IRNA report on August 24 said the Ghadir missile has a range of 100 kilometers and is capable of destroying marine targets.
It did not give a range for the Nasr-e Basir cruise missile, but said it could "operate in silence," without elaborating.
IRNA also says Iran has unveiled two new drones, the high-altitude Karrar-4 and the Mohajer-4 drone, which can be used to generate maps for both military and civilian purposes.
Iran launched a homegrown defense industry in 1992 that produces light and heavy weapons.
Based on reporting by AP and www.irna.ir/en